the open window
As India races to bring its entire population online, Deepa and Jaya – two girls from a low-income community in Delhi – are introduced to the internet for the first time through an internet learning lab at their school. Their time in the lab opens up a whole universe of new ideas, possibilities, and perspectives, and provides them new ways of thinking about learning, about themselves and about the world around them. When the lab threatens to close and they are forced to consider the implications of having their internet access taken away, their stories provide an intimate reflection on the transformative potential of the internet, and how it affects our sense of self, and our relationships with family, culture and society.
notes/quotes from trailer (haven’t seen film):
they said.. don’t think that much.. just focus on your studies.. if you think that much you’ll go mad
sugata on ted: my wish is to create a self org learning environ.. driven by big questions
very thought of saying.. don’t need teachers.. because everything is on the internet
we need to let go of people telling other people what to do
coming up with the big questions.. is still that.. we can do better..
so.. you can search this on google because i don’t know the answer
way way more than an experiment
what we need is a means to undo our hierarchical listening
imagine if we just focused on listening to the itch-in-8b-souls.. first thing.. everyday.. and used that data to augment our interconnectedness.. we might just get to a more antifragile, healthy, thriving world.. the ecosystem we keep longing for..